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For science educators, these connections to the National Science Education Standards should help plan for using "Franklin's Forecast" in the classroom.

"Franklin's Forecast" aligns quite nicely with two of the NSES Sample Classroom Scenarios. In particular, Make your own Weather Station perfectly meets many of the goals of the scenarios.

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Weather Instruments

For grades 1 through 4, there are several instances where "Franklin's Forecast" can support NSES goals.

Science as Inquiry - Content Standard A
Earth and Space Science - Content Standard D
Science and Technology - Content Standard E

In grades 5 through 8, many of the same weather-related themes continue.

Science as Inquiry - Content Standard A
Earth and Space Science - Content Standard D
Science and Technology - Content Standard E

Even in grades 9 through 12, some aspects of the NSES guidelines can be addressed using "Franklin's Forecast."

Science as Inquiry - Content Standard A
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives - Content Standard F

 
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